I don't understand how craddlepoint actually works. Is it a cell company? If so how much is it per month? And I wonder if its available in NYC.I've been using a cradlepoint phs300 for the last few weeks with a sprint 595u.
I find it reliable and speedy enough. I can usually get a couple hours of battery life.
Buy.com sells it for $99 plus shipping.
CradlePoint PHS300 Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot 3G - PHS300 - Buy.com
You still need a phone to tether or a USB cell modem to get it running. My work provides me with a VZW 3g modem so this just adds the ability to use the modem as a wifi hot spot. I wish I saw the buy.com price because I paid about 150 for mine